By Nancy Jill Thames
Ever hate wasting products you've paid good money for? Like one of my pet peeves is the detergent cap preventing the last little amount from escaping. One thing to do is take a knife and stab the side (notice picture at left) which allows the remaining liquid to drain out. Voila! You now have soap for two more loads.
Another little trick I picked up from Rachel Ray (love that woman) is storing fresh fruit and vegetables in zip lock bags (Hefty brand is my favorite). By using a paper towel to soak up moisture I've saved a ton of $$ this way!
And finally, a tip from me 'ol mum who lived through the Great Depression as a little girl. "Why waste the tip of the banana?" she suggests. "By cutting off the end and giving it a little squeeze - out pops the final bite." The cozy part is thinking about my mother every time I do this.
To me, being frugal is a cozy kind of thing to do. What about you? Any "moola saving tips" you'd like to share?
See you in my books!
Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames began publishing Christian fiction in 2010. The author of six books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award winning blogger and is listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List, this in addition to winning first place for her Chocolate Cream Pie.
When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren in two states, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her own personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers Guild and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales.
Nancy Jill is busy working on book 7 "The Ruby of Siam" a mystery taking place in London, England. To learn more about the author and check out her books, please visit her blog at
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